Blantyre restaurants

Top Choice International in Blantyre

Casa Mia

Don your smarts for dinner at this classy guesthouse restaurant. The wine-stacked interior, with its antique Cinzano prints, white tablecloths and expat clientele, is a pleasant environment for dishes ranging from s…
Top Choice Cafe in Blantyre

Mandala Cafe

Sit on a breezy stone terrace in the grounds of Mandala House, or inside at this chilled cafe adorned with artworks and guidebooks. Regulars love the Italian cuisine, fillet steak, Thai chicken, freshly brewed coffe…
Top Choice Italian in Blantyre


In an atmospheric old house with black-and-white floors and a large veranda overlooking a lawn, L'Hostaria offers Italian recipes and fresh produce that attract local expats in the know. Come for a relaxing evening …
Top Choice Steak in Blantyre

21 Grill on Hanover

Established in 1921, this historical restaurant is one of Malawi's more sophisticated eateries, occupying a library-like room with salmon-coloured seats and ornate carpets. The menu focuses on meat dishes, from Sout…
Steak in Blantyre

Blue Elephant

This is a great watering hole for carb-heavy grub such as chargrilled burgers and steaks, with booths inside and tables alfresco beneath an awning. From 5pm on Monday, get a curry and a Carlsberg for MK1750; from 5p…
Chinese in Blantyre

Hong Kong Restaurant

Like a slice of '50s Shanghai, Hong Kong is an atmospheric pagoda-style building with a red wooden ceiling festooned with lanterns, and walls enlivened by a golden-phoenix border. The food comes in generous portions…
Indian in Blantyre

Bombay Palace

This long-running Indian restaurant adorned with photos of Bombay specialises in North Indian dishes such as butter chicken. Tandoori, prawns, sizzling mutton dishes, chicken tikka masala and plenty of veggie choice…
Italian in Blantyre

Caffe Grazia

This breezy Italian-owned cafe has a mezzanine and a quiet garden for enjoying the small menu of pizzas, lasagne, paninis, pastas and salads.
Supermarket in Blantyre


A few kilometres out of town, Game sells everything from food to electronics.
Supermarket in Blantyre


This sprawling and well-stocked supermarket is a few kilometres out of town.